Auditory Sensitivity, Auditory Fatigue and Cochlear Mechanics

  • A. Dancer
  • R. Franke
  • P. Campo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


Transduction of an acoustic signal into a neural response in the cochlea is generally considered to occur at the level of the organ of Corti via the motion of its structures. Mechanical deformation of the organ of Corti is the starting point of the hearing process.


Sound Pressure Acoustic Pressure Stimulus Frequency Basilar Membrane Tuning Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dancer
    • 1
  • R. Franke
    • 1
  • P. Campo
    • 2
  1. 1.French-German Research Institute of Saint LouisSaint LouisFrance
  2. 2.Institut National de Recherche et de SecuriteVandoeuvre CedexFrance

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